The Optic is a fast-pedaling trail bike that rides with just the right mix of Cross Country efficiency and All-Mountain playfulness. Progressive trail geometry has been carefully tuned across each frame size to give every rider the same optimal fit and ride quality, while A.R.T. suspension delivers both efficient climbing and lively, capable descending. Ride faster, with more control, complete confidence and that feeling of becoming at one with the bike – the Optic gives you a whole new perspective on the trail.
Mid-motor placement centres the weight for the best possible balance and handling.
Placement of the battery on the downtube of the frame improves handling by locating it near the bike’s centre of gravity.
Bosch PowerPack 500/400 battery features the efficiency and long-lasting power of lithium-ion technology, removes easily for optional charging off the bike, and includes an ABUS lock to keep it secure.
View your speed, distance, riding time and the current range on the Intuvia display. Easy and safe to use, with a separate control unit so you can change riding modes without removing your hands from the handlebars.
Hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm rotors provide unmatched stopping power for more rider confidence in all conditions
Internal cable routing provides a clean look and eliminates cable rattle for a quiet ride
Compatible with front and rear lights for visibility and fenders to keep you clean and dry on wet roads.
E-Bike rated tires with puncture-proof casings help ensure you keep rolling.
Lock-on grips eliminate the chances of the grips loosening with use.
Optic Aluminum 110mm (29), 120mm (650B)
Rockshox Recon Gold RL29 110x15 boost 120mm travel
Rockshox Monarch R
WTB STP I25, TCS 25mm inner
Maxxis Forecaster 2.35
Novatec 110x15 sealed bearing disc hub
Novatec 148x12 w 5 sealed bearing
axle ( comes with fork)
TransX 12mm TA alloy w/allen key
Maxxis Forecaster 2.35
Sram NX 11 11 speed
Sram NX 11
Sram NX 11 11-42T
SR Suntour 73mm thread in
SR Suntour Zeron Boost 30T (29), 32T (650B) cranks w/1X narrow/wide
Sram 11 speed
JD Trans X post w/125mm max travel
WTB Deva Comp
FSA #57B tapered internal
Alloy MTB stem with 4 bolt front clamp
Norco 25mm rise 6061 DB alloy 760mm
Norco lock on grip
Tektro HD-M285 Hydraulic w/180mm rotor
Tektro HD-M285 Hydraulic w/160mm rotor
Norco Alloy Nutted Clamp
Seat Tube Length:
Head Tube Angle:
Horizontal Top Tube:
Bottom Bracket Rise/Drop:
Head Tube Length:
Fork length (axle to crown)
Bottom Bracket Height:
Rear Travel (mm)
Front Travel (mm)
Seat Tube Angle (effective):
More than a single suspension platform, A.R.T. (or Advanced Ride Technology ) is a system that we optimize for each intended use. Norco's engineering team strategically manipulates pivot locations to precision-tune suspension kinematics, ensuring that every full suspension bike will excel in the environment it was designed for.
Traditional frame designs disregard rear-center lengths when changing size, leading to sub-optimal riding positions for some riders. Gravity Tune fixes the front-centre/rear-centre ratio across all frame sizes, effectively optimizing geometry and rider weight distribution for every bike in the line.
Norco Engineers believe that stem length should be added to Reach and Stack measurements since it has a significant influence on steering characteristics. "Reach Plus” and “Stack Plus” factor in the stem length and rise, which allow Norco Engineers to achieve optimal fit and handling across each wheel and frame size combination. Varying stem lengths between 650b and 29er help to balance out the inherent handling differences of different sized wheels in addition to head angles and fork offsets.